Oahu Done Right
Michael Son

Cinnamon's Restaurant
Delicious red velvet and guava pancakes. Great eggs benedict too. In Kailua, about 30 min from Honolulu & Waikiki Beach. Well worth the drive and wait!
Kayak at Kailua Bay
Rent a solo or tandem kayak from nearby shops (favorite: Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks) and paddle from beautiful Kailua Beach. Head to Flat Island, a horizontal offshore island that serves as a nice resting stop and Lanikai Beach. Head there early in the day for calmer waters. Great workout!
Sidestreet Inn
Kimchee fried rice, fried chicken, tuna poke.
Mai Tai Bar
Nice spot for drinks right on the beach. At the Royal Hawaiian. Of course, order the excellent Scratch mai tais.